APU

More states working on APU weight exemptions

| January 24, 2013

On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.

Beyond Anti-Idling

James Jaillet | May 01, 2012

Save thousands of dollars a year on fuel by careful use of your right foot — and your head. Don’t ignore driving habits and other strategies to supplement the benefits of minimal idling.

Electrification of truck stop spaces revives

| August 30, 2011

As fuel prices spiked in 2007-08, a large majority of truckers' anti-idling interest was focused on dedicated auxiliary power units, which market expanded dramatically with a profusion of new manufacturers. This time around, with the ...

Plugged In

Max Kvidera | August 07, 2011

In an era of idling prohibitions and $4 fuel, the power switch is back on for truck stop electrification.

Owner-Operator of the Month

Katharine Martin | July 01, 2011

Jeff Ledbetter’s self-reliance and creativity have made him a go-to guy for rookies at Hogan Transport.

Idle-reduction strategy

Kevin Rutherford | January 03, 2011

Understand your habits before choosing the tool to power your downtime.

No-idle AC System

| December 27, 2010

The Arctic Breeze Truck AC system is a no-idle, split system that does not require an Auxiliary Power Unit.

Dollars and Sense

Kevin Rutherford | December 01, 2010

Here is a step-by step approach to guide you through the process of buying a used truck and help you make smart decisions.

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.